Synonyms for (noun) population


the act of populating (causing to live in a place)

he deplored the population of colonies with convicted criminals

universe, population

(statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn

it is an estimate of the mean of the population


a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area

they hired hunters to keep down the deer population

LESS SPECIFIC: group, grouping


the people who inhabit a territory or state

the population seemed to be well fed and clothed



the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)

people come and go, but the population of this town has remained approximately constant for the past decade; the African-American population of Salt Lake City has been increasing

LESS SPECIFIC: whole number, integer